The church hates Jesus. Every time he pops up they crucify him again. No s***. As excited I am about rauschenbusch and the Social Gospel, as I am about Tolstoy in giving me the Clarity and confidence to believe in the man Jesus, his teachings and example, that I have always known. And rauschenbusch, the unvarnished truth that he shared, and the Social Gospel, has been culturally destroyed just as Jesus has been by the church.